Who is Tyler Andrews?
Tyler grew up in Las Vegas in the days before non-smoking casinos and major league sports. He attended Cal State Long Beach and began his journalistic career in the press boxes, pits and infields of Southern California. He then spent four years in Barcelona, writing for Metropolitan BCN about FC Barcelona football, art and entertainment. During this time he taught high school, an experience that has translated into his pursuit of targeted responsible gambling education for teens.
He now resides in Dallas, Texas, where he’s covered the gaming industry for various state markets. With NCSharp, he is in regular conversation with state lawmakers, gaming industry leaders and academics to bring North Carolinians the most important legal gambling storylines in the state. A couple of those include:
- How the NC Lottery Commission will fare as regulator of the sports betting industry?
- What responsible gambling frameworks need to be established to protect North Carolina student-athletes?
When he’s not playing around with his two daughters, he goes to concerts with his wife, plays disc golf, collects comic books and roots for the Vegas Golden Knights.
Must Read NCSharp articles by Tyler Andrews
North Carolina casinos: Property Values Don’t Lie: A Rockingham Casino Benefits Homeowners And The Community
Online Sports Betting: Identifying Risks For Match-Fixing And Bribery In North Carolina Sports
North Carolina Responsible Gambling: An Interview With Dr. Michelle Malkin On NC Collegiate Gambling Education
Tyler Andrews’ top articles from around the web:
Tyler Andrews in the media
- NC sports betting launch timeline, CBS-17 Raleigh: NC Mobile Sports Betting Will Not Begin Jan. 8, Lottery Officials Say
- North Carolina casino expansion, CBS-17 Raleigh: Nearly Half of NC Residents Support Casino Expansion, Poll Says
- North Carolina sports betting revenue projection, CBS-17 Raleigh: NC Officials Preparing To Launch Sports Betting In 2024
- Texas gambling expansion, Fox-34 Lubbock, Texas: State Lawmakers Consider Gambling Bills in 88th Session
- Texas sports betting revenue projection, The Center Square: Texas Would See Windfall If State Legalized Gaming
Quotes From Tyler Andrews:
“When problem gambling is seen purely as a behavior, solutions revolve around self-control, discipline and making wise choices. People screw up and feel ashamed. Their families shake their heads and scold them for this weakness. There’s confusion and frustration. However, that paints a very narrow picture of gambling as an addiction.”
“Since receiving nominal recognition from the federal government in 1956, the Lumbee Tribe has failed to secure full federal protection. As such, it has been unable to benefit from casino gaming. Were the Tar Heel State to legalize commercial casinos, it could fast-track the Lumbee Tribe in developing a casino.”
“Despite approaching and sometimes eclipsing NHL hockey in viewership, auto-racing hasn’t reached anything near hockey’s betting popularity. And this has more to do with betting products on offer for auto racing than it does with the sport itself.”
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Latest Articles by Tyler Andrews
In five days’ time, 11 sportsbooks have requested online sports betting applications from the NCLC. They have until Dec. 27 to complete them.
ESPN Bet formed a partnership with Quail Hollow Club, allowing them to pursue a sports betting operator license in North Carolina.
The NCLC will likely introduce a third round of sports betting rules. We look at how this could affect the online sports betting launch date.
NCSharp ranks five possible North Carolina online sports betting launch dates by their likeliness. March Madness 2024 is within reach.
NCSharp tours the Responsible Gambling pages at DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM and Caesars to determine who delivers the best RG content.
On Friday, Bet365 partnered with the Charlotte Hornets, making them the first online operator to officially enter North Carolina.
On Tuesday, The NCLC released its catalog of wagerable sports and approved bet types. See what sports made the list and which missed the cut.
The NC Lottery Commission confirmed that a Jan. 8 NC sports betting launch is untenable. This comes as no surprise.
NCLC Sports Betting Committee adds rule severely limiting when an operator can use “free” and “risk-free” language in promo offers.
The NCLC Sports Betting Committee approved a second batch of sports betting rules that bring the parameters of the new industry into focus.